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August 25, 2015

Lincoln Center Announces Boro-Linc Programs in Queens and Staten Island, September-December 2015

Lincoln Center News

Eric M. Gewirtz

212.875.5049

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LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES

SCHEDULE AND EVENTS FOR

BORO-LINC PROGRAM

September – December 2015

 

Lincoln Center Initiative Brings

Engaging Performances, Workshops, and Programs

From Its Resident Organizations

To Children and Families in Staten Island and Queens

 

NEW YORK, NY (August 25, 2015) — Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts center, announces upcoming dates and details for Boro-Linc, a program that presents free family events from Lincoln Center’s resident organizations to neighborhoods across New York City through partnerships with cultural and community organizations. The Boro-Linc initiative commenced last year with several Lincoln Center programs at the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education in the Bronx, and continues this fall with a series in both Staten Island (Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden) and Queens (Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning). The program will continue in the spring in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx; details to be announced at a later date. In addition to bringing its resident organizations artists, programs, workshops, and exhibits from the Manhattan campus into neighborhoods, Lincoln Center also works with the local community center to showcase local artists from around the community and borough. Through Boro-Linc, Lincoln Center aims to make the arts more accessible and increase arts awareness and engagement for children and their families.

 

“Access to the arts is a right, not a privilege,” said Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center. “We are proud to join with our Lincoln Center constituent partners in breaking down geographic barriers to experience performing arts at its best.”

 

“We are pleased to work with Lincoln Center to present these wonderful educational programs to the children and families of Staten Island,” said Snug Harbor CEO Lynn Kelly. “Rabbit Days and Dumplings will add a new dimension to our annual Asian harvest festival. We urge participants to also take advantage of the opening weekend activities of the new Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor during their visit.”

 

“We are truly exhilarated about this partnership with Lincoln Center which offers not only quality artistic programs in various forms, but opportunities for interactive hands-on and community participation,” said Cathy Hung, Executive Director of the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning. “Program staff from Lincoln Center worked with JCAL tirelessly to design a series that perfectly ties to JCAL’s mission and offerings to our regular education community and residents here. It’s a win-win situation all around.”

“Lincoln Center is helping lead the way with increasing access to the arts and culture throughout the five boroughs,” said New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. “Building upon the success of its inaugural year, Boro-Linc’s aims to engage thousands of more New Yorkers with world-class performances, exhibits and workshops that will truly mesmerize audiences in communities throughout in our City.”

 

The schedule for Boro-Linc events this fall are as follows:

 

Staten Island

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Art and Crafts Family Workshop

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Lincoln Center Education: Elena Moon Park and Friends, Rabbit Days and Dumplings

Part of Snug Harbor’s Autumn Moon Festival

Recommended for ages 0-7

Outdoor stage across from Chinese Scholar’s Garden at Snug Harbor

 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Music and Movement Family Workshop

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center: WeBop “ABCs of Jazz”

Recommended for 8 months-5 years

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Creative Play Family Workshop

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Lincoln Center Education: Acopladitos

Recommended for ages 0-7

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Family Mime Workshop

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Sundog Theatre, Holiday Showcase – A Christmas Carol

Recommended for all ages

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor

 

In addition, there will be more programs by Lincoln Center resident organizations on select dates. Lincoln Center Theater will host their Songwriting in the Schools program for teens, with the help of a professional lyricist and composer. A special after-school institute will be provided by the Film Society of Lincoln Center called #Hitchcock!, where teens will explore Alfred Hitchcock's filmmaking techniques in the genre of suspense cinema, and create mini suspenseful cinematic moments of their own. And, there will also be a traveling exhibition of Orquesta en su Casa from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Please visit our website for further information.

 

Queens

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Community Artist Workshop

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lincoln Center Education: Shine & The Moonbeams

Recommended for ages 0-7

 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Community Artist Workshop

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New York Philharmonic: Very Young People’s concert, Philharmonic Playground: Treble and Bass

Recommended for ages 3-6 with families

 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Community Artist Workshop

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Chamber Music Beginnings – Musical Moods

Recommended for ages 8-10

 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Metropolitan Opera Guild: Opera in your Neighborhood!

Recommended for all ages and families

 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Community Artist Workshop

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Jazz for Young People on Tour – “Let Freedom Swing”

Recommended for ages 8-12

 

In addition, there will be more programs by Lincoln Center resident organizations on select dates. Lincoln Center Theater will host their Songwriting in the Schools program for teens, with the help of a professional lyricist and composer. A special after-school institute will be provided by the Film Society of Lincoln Center called #Hitchcock!, where teens will explore Alfred Hitchcock's filmmaking techniques in the genre of suspense cinema, and create mini suspenseful cinematic moments of their own. And, there will also be a traveling multi-media exhibit SWING from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Please visit our website for further information.

 

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great PerformersLincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information: AboutLincolnCenter.org

 

About Lincoln Center Education

Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, via digital platforms, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute, LCE has nearly four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation and around the world. LincolnCenterEducation.org.

 

About Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is one of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America. It consists of 26 historical buildings, numerous distinctive botanical gardens and 10 acres of wetlands on a unique 83-acre campus. Formerly Sailors’ Snug Harbor, a home for retired sailors built in the 1800s, Snug Harbor is now a distinguished regional arts center where history, architecture, visual and performing arts, environmental science, agriculture and horticulture provide dynamic experiences for all ages. Snug Harbor is also home to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Noble Maritime Collection, Staten Island Children’s Museum and the Staten Island Museum. Snug Harbor is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate. snug-harbor.org

 

About Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), founded in 1972, is the only multidisciplinary urban arts organization based in the diverse community of Southeast Queens, dedicated to presenting arts and cultural programs that reflect NYC’s creativity and diversity. JCAL’s visual, performing and literary arts, arts education, and artist programs are designed to encourage participation in the arts and to launch and showcase artists who work and live in Queens. All of JCAL’s offerings are free or low cost to advance access to and understanding of arts and culture. For over 40 years, JCAL has been a cultural resource in the community and to all artists in New York City. jcal.org

 

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Major support for Boro-Linc is provided by Betty and John Levin.

 

Lead Corporate Support is provided by Time Warner Inc.

 

 

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